German Defense Ministry sent a team of 14 German military men to Ukraine to observe, in cooperation with French experts, the use of Austrian drones in the eastern part of the country. It goes about the use of unarmed drones for intelligence purposes. The team will also analyze collected information, The Local said.
The team is a mission of OSCE observers to monitor the implementation of the cease-fire agreement.
Reconnaissance drones Luna can fly at altitudes of up to 5,000 meters for six hours non-stop. The UAVs will track the movement of troops in the south-eastern region of Ukraine and receive information on the implementation of the ceasefire agreement by the militia.
"Emphasis will be put on airborne surveillance resources," a German military man said.
The German mission to establish facts of maintenance of truce will be located in an uncontested area near the People's Republic of Luhansk, some 30 kilometers far from the border with Russia, for three to five days. The unarmed team will wear OSCE uniforms.
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